EA, what happened to you, you used to be great and now you let greed corrupt you to the point its been hurting creative minds and putting them out of business. Now I know what you’re thinking what do I mean by this? Well EA’s most recent victim has been the barely started Waystone Games the creators of the MOBA Dawngate. Why is this you might ask? Well throughout the past few years EA has had this bad habit of setting unrealistic financial goals for their games and kill off the studio behind said game if the game didn’t sell as much as they wanted as if it was the studios fault and not EA’s. The Prime Example of this was none other than Visceral Games the devs behind Dead Space, they were killed off by EA for this exact reason because Dead Space 3 didn’t sell the amount EA wanted. Similar things were done to studios by EA such as Bullfrog, Origin and Maxis just to name a few, The point being is EA needs to stop killing studios creativity and disbanding them.
The most recent Victim to this bad business practices is Waystone Games. Now don’t get me wrong, Dawngate had problems of its own such as earning in game currency was really slow such as earning 30 destiny per match and heroes being too expensive but Dawngate was not given the chance to be fixed and improved upon. Their reason being they didn’t see the growth they wanted, that basically translates to they didn’t see dota 2 or lol numbers. How is that possible for a game that was only in open beta for 6 months, these things take time EA you need to be patient. Now This isnt going to be a complete bash on EA as they did something surprising, they’ve been actually giving people refunds for any money spent in dawngate as well as unlock everything for all the players till the games servers shut down in 6 months. I have to give them props for doing that as most betas that failed kept the money spent on them, Then again micro transactions should not be a thing in betas in the first place but thats another story. Now I know I’m not the only one who thinks Dawngate should not die like this and I purpose a few things to both Waystone games and EA to keep the game alive using the gaming community.
Now I purpose to let gamers use their own servers to keep Dawngate online if EA isn’t willing to support this game and make it grow, If you’re going to abandon the game then give it to the community that cares about it to keep it alive and thriving. Dont give me the excuse that that wouldn’t work, you and I both know gamers are some of the most creative and resourceful people alive we could keep it alive for another 10 years with things like Custom servers, Mod support and Organizing tournaments and such. EA don’t let this game die because you didn’t make enough money for your money bins. If you’re not willing to work with gamers to make this game a success then give us the tools to keep it alive ourselves rather than killing it outright and destroying the careers of Waystone Games employees. Anyway this is something to think about EA, Lets hope we the gamers can make a difference and hopefully make a difference and show EA that killing a new studio just because they didnt make billions and stifling creativity isnt a good idea. Thank you for listening to my thoughts on all this and I hope you have a good day.
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